WHO has published Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update. Excerpt:
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP), Hong Kong, SAR, China and the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China recently notified WHO of 2 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.
Details of the case notified by the CHP, Hong Kong on 9 April are as follows:
• A 82 year-old woman with underlying medical conditions, from Guangzhou. She became ill on 7 April. She travelled to Hong Kong on 8 April and was hospitalised on the same day. She is currently in a stable condition. Further investigations into the case and contact tracing is ongoing.
Details of the case notified by the NHFPC, China on 10 April are as follows:
A 69 year-old man from Anqing city, Anhui province. He became ill on 1 April, was admitted to a hospital on 5 April and is currently in a critical condition.